Dumb question for any American followers I might have.
Has your news been covering the mass numbers of refugees fleeing America to come to Canada? Just, the sheer number of terrified people, who when told by police that they are crossing into Canada at an illegal border crossing, and will be arrested, are like “Yep! Better than where I’m leaving!”? The number of families who actually crossed into Canada in EXTREME COLD AND BLIZZARD CONDITIONS?
Texas is to pass a “bathroom bill” that will ban transgender students from using the restroom that aligns with their gender identity.
Conservative politicians in Texas have agitated strongly for the measure despite the backlash against such a law in North Carolina, which involved economic boycotts and attempts to repeal it after it was introduced last year.
A wide-ranging bill more similar to North Carolina’s that would have affected all public restrooms and preempted local anti-discrimination ordinances was passed by the Texas senate earlier this year but stalled in the state house of representatives, where the speaker, Joe Straus, was worried that businesses and sports events could pull out of the state and damage the economy.
However, a key advocate, lieutenant governor Dan Patrick, threatened to force the extension of the legislative session beyond its final day of 29 May unless a bill was approved.
Lawmakers used a tactic on Sunday night to circumvent the problem of time running out: a bathroom amendment was inserted into an otherwise unrelated bill about how schools plan for emergencies such as natural disasters and bomb threats.
The state house gave final approval on Monday and the bill now goes to the senate – which is also Republican-dominated and expected to back it. The legislation will then head to the desk of the Republican governor, Greg Abbott, to be signed into law.
He is actually more important to Canadians than a lot of living Prime Ministers and entertainers. A guy who grew up so poor he had to share a pair of skates with his sister during the Great Depression He played until he was in his 50′s and held almost every imaginable hockey record until the arrival of Wayne Gretzky. Despite being an incredibly tough guy on the ice, most people who met him said he was actually pretty nice. RIP Gordie Howe.
POLITICS: Canada's Prime Minister Was Asked About Donald Trump and Gave an Excellent Answer
“I don’t think it comes as a surprise to anyone that I stand firmly against the politics of division, the politics of fear, the politics of intolerance or hateful rhetoric,” Trudeau said. “If we allow politicians to succeed by scaring people, we don’t actually end up any safer. Fear doesn’t make us safer. It makes us weaker.”
“I think Canada—indeed, any modern society—does best when we understand that diversity is a source of strength, not a source of weakness, that the elements on which we are similar are always far greater than the elements on which we are diverse, and if we allow politicians to succeed by scaring people, we don’t actually end up any safer,” Trudeau said. “Fear doesn’t make us safer, it makes us weaker.”
Sept 14 2017
On this all new episode of the Klique Podcast, we discuss our favourite things about fall and places in Canada we’d like to visit. We jump straight into the Pewdiepie’s racist bullshit and he actually needs to go. Rihanna is still out here destroying the beauty game. And now Nicki and Nassir are out here too. We discuss stranded Canadian because of the storms and the renaming of the Air Canada Centre. We jump back into the Challenge nonsense with Camilla’s racist ass. Listen to Dadrian’s rant about vegan nonsense. And let’s talk about telling people to die online and its potential repercussions. Our prayers are continually going out to these afflicted by hurricane Irma and Harvey. Don’t forget to rate, comment and subscribe.
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More good discussion on Indigenous twitter about taking down racist statues or renaming schools (i.e. Schools named after John A Macdonald’s who started the Residential School system and many other genocidal policies).